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An evening of six live noise performances by

DSE
Chelsea Rector
Shane Stritesky
Unica
Crowhurst
Witches of Malibu

David Schafer was invited by David Kordansky to perform and curate an evening of live noise entitled INTERSIST at the David Kordansky Gallery on Smiley Drive, Culver City.

In Sartre’s “Nausea”, the character Roquentin experiences an existential crisis that is referenced as interstitial. To coexist, resist, subsist, persist, obsist. To intersist – and live in between signification. Similar to Roquentin’s crisis, Jacques Atalli wrote in “Noise: A Political Economy of Music” to think of the idea of noise as the mutation of code, a carrier of death, but simultaneously a carrier of new information. “The absence of meaning is in this case the presence of all meaning”.

DSE live-processed Arnold Schoenberg’s work entitled “Erwartung”. Erwartung (translation: Expectation), Op. 17, 1909. A one-act 30 minute monodrama, an opera for a single soprano with orchestra, epitomizes Schoenberg’s early atonal style. The story is a psychological snapshot of the moment a woman comes across the dead body of her lover in the woods. Schoenberg’s description of Erwartung was as follows: “In Erwartung the aim is to represent in slow motion everything that occurs during a single second of maximum spiritual excitement, stretching it out to half an hour”.

Photo Credits Zaid Yousef and Kristina King

 

DSE INTERSIST

 

Maté 3 performance at Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York

DSE performed at Invisible Dog as part of the Maté Series 3 curated by Richard Garet. DSE performed a live processing of Arnold Schoenberg’s Peirrot Lunaire Op. 21 from 1912. Also performing during this series was Bob Bellarue and Alfredo Marin.

http://theinvisibledog.org/mate_series-3-descriptions-and-bios/

http://www.halfnormal.com/

http://www.conspicuouspropriety.com/

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Neg-Fi/DSE       7″ Split Limited Edition White Vinyl

Released 15 February 2013

DSE     ‘sixthirteentwelve’     33 RPM.  DSE studio, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY; June 2012

Neg-Fi    ‘Concussion Sleep’    45 RPM. Type Foundry, Portland Oregon; July 2012

DSE, in collaboration with the experimental Brooklyn based duo Neg-Fi, have just released this Limited Edition 7″ white vinyl album.

Available for download and physical purchase on Bandcamp.

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“MUSICIRCUS”

06-24-2012

DSE performed as part of MUSICIRCUS at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

http://roulette.org

Live performance track available on DSE June album available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and CDBaby.

Roulette presents a carnival of all things experimental, the Roulette MUSICIRCUS returns for a second annual celebration of chaos and the harmonies of simultaneity. MUSICIRCUS will unfold over the course of six hours with the audience invited to wander freely and choose their own sonic and visual relationships. First performed in 1967, John Cage’s MUSICIRCUS is simply an invitation for perfomers to assemble and play together.

06-24-12

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ForYourArt
April 14-27

Two weekends of artists’ low-power radio transmissions and live performances. Curated by USC Roski School of Fine Arts, M.A. Art and Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere 2012.

Radio Break is an exhibition on the air, presenting twelve artworks in locations throughout Los Angeles conveyed through low-power radio transmissions during two weeks and live events held on two consecutive weekends. Radio Break connects participants with the ambient sounds of the city, inviting them to tune in to its history, noise, narratives, and music.

Featuring: Brandon LaBelle, Alyce Santoro, Lincoln Tobier, Pedro Reyes, Brendan Threadgill, Arnoldo Vargas, 2 Headed Dog, Vanessa Place, Lucy Raven, Elana Mann and ARLA, David Schafer, Richard T. Walker.

Static Age excerpt

 

Glendale College Art Gallery
Glendale, California
March 10th – April 28th, 2012

“What Should an Astronaut Painter Do?” includes two sculptures that have accompanying sound with text and graphic work. Each sculpture has to do with a male figure of history, the astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the painter Barnett Newman, both from the late 60’s. The space of the gallery becomes a walk in sound collage with both sculptures’ activating the gallery with sounds emitting and overlapping. Newman and Aldrin talking over each other about their challenges, successes, and doubts.

The desert, according to the British architecture and design theorist Reyner Bahham from the late 60’s, “…is a projection surface positioning the body as a spatialization frame”, referring to the Mojave desert in CA as a true frontier. The desert has been portrayed in hundreds of Western films including films by directors John Ford and John Huston, and in such films including Michelangelo Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point.

BODYPOINT references the desert and cinema utilizing colored panels and sound that frames the “whole-body” as a critical reconsidering of the experience of sheer space. It incorporates three elements, a soundtrack, poster, and a tinted window. The looped sound component is a textural soundscape used as a soundtrack and played continuously through a freestanding PA speaker mounted on a tripod.

 

Bodypoint Soundtrack Excerpt

“LOL: A Decade of Antic Art”

June 10-September 4, 2011
Opening Reception Friday June 10, 6-9pm.

“LOL: A Decade of Antic Art” is a survey of recent artworks which either riff off or intervene on the real. “LOL” includes works by Kendall Bruns, Kahty Chen Milstead, Chto Delat?, Patrizia Giambi, Gimhongsok, Larry Hammerness, Jonathan Horowitz, Katie Kehoe, Nina Katchadourian, Larry Krone, Jennifer Levonian, Ryan Mulligan, My Barbarian, Dan Perjovschi/Nedko Solakov, William Powhida, Rob Pruitt, David Schafer, Alysse Stepanian/Philip Mantione, Joey Versoza and the Yes Men!

A short review in the Baltimore Sun is included here.

Three pieces were included in this show. “Untitled Expression: Classroom Excercises” and “Untitled Expression: The Enunciation Lecture” were shown together in one space.

The front window of the museum was used to display the installation, “Richard Serra: The Signature Series”. The third piece, which will be screened at a local theater is a video titled “Choreography for Mime: Making a Sculpture”.

Collective Show: Cruise was presented by Silvershed as part of the event School Nite at the Old School 233 Mott Street, New York, NY May 7-8. It is a project by THE THEY CO. in participation with the Festival of Ideas for the New City, organized by The New Museum.

“Driftworks”
2007
welded and powder-coated steel
31″ x 21″ x 19″

2007
inkjet mounted on Sintra, framed.
19″ x 14

collectiveshow.org presents: Delta Kame (Berlin), GIBS-MIR family (Zurich), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lima Zulu (London), Reading Group No. 1 (New York), Silvershed (New York/Los Angeles)